Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev Biography

Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; 9 January 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season. She stars as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW American television drama, The Vampire Diaries.

Early life

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria as ???????? ????"???"?????? "???????, and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario. She speaks fluent French, English, and Bulgarian. She has an older brother, Alexander, her father, Nikolai Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Michaela Leveski Dobreva, is an artist.

Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics. Then, she attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, and Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in sociology. She left in 2008 to pursue her acting career.


Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly thereafter, she booked roles in feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf, and the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She starred in a number of Lifetime original movies. In 2007 she appeared in the music video of You Got That Light performed by Wade Allain-Marcus and David Baum. She also was in an MTV movie called The American Mall on CTV. She is currently starring in The CW's drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the dual role of Katherine Pierce, a vampire loved by two human brothers during the American Civil War, and Katherine's doppelgänger Elena Gilbert, a human who is caught between the same two brothers, now vampires, Damon and Stefan Salvatore.

She also had a minor role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on 26 March 2010. The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.

In April 2011, Dobrev was cast as Candace in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd. Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on 27 June 2011. The film was released in September 2012.

In 2012, she appeared in a Funny or Die music video with Nick Braun called SPF. The song, written by Dobrev, Braun, and hip-hop producer Jewels Beats, charted as high as #188 on iTunes Comedy Charts.


In September 2011, Dobrev co-hosted We Day alongside Joe Jonas. We Day is organized by Free the Children. Dobrev also designed a T-Shirt with Me to We Style, which gives 50% of its profits to Free the Children.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Away from Her Monica
2006 Playing House Young Frannie
2007 How She Move Tall Girl in the Bathroom
2007 ' Rachel
2007 Fugitive Pieces Bella
2007 My Daughter's Secret Justine
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Teenage Zydrate Addict
2008 Mookie's Law Rosebella Short film
2008 ' Ally Shepherd
2009 Chloe Anna
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Mia Jones
2011 ' Maria
2011 Arena Lori
2012 ' Candace Kelmeckis
2014 Let's Be Cops Unknown Post-Production
Year Title Role Notes
2006"2009 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mia Jones 52 episodes
2007 Too Young to Marry Jessica TV Film
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Loren Hansett TV film
2008 ' Maia
2009 Eleventh Hour Grace Dahl Episode: "Eternal"
2009 Merry Madagascar Cupid the Reindeer
2009"present '
2011 ' Ellen

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star " Female The Vampire Diaries
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress " Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries
2010 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Making Their Mark The Vampire Diaries
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Cast To Watch (with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress " Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Hottie " Female The Vampire Diaries
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Vampire The Vampire Diaries
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress The Vampire Diaries
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress " Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries
2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2012 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries
2013 Teen Choice Awards Actress Fantasy/Sci-fi The Vampire Diaries

This webpage uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nina_Dobrev" and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Reality TV World is not responsible for any errors or omissions the Wikipedia article may contain.



Page generated in 0.29725313186646 seconds